With the recent launch anomaly suffered by DARE and their Stratos III rocket, the European student altitude record still stands at 32.3 km, set by the University of Stuttgart HyEnD team with their HEROS 3 rocket in 2016. But this may soon be broken by another team!
In a few weeks, the TU Wien Space Team will travel to the Black Rock desert in Nevada to attempt to break this record.
Dubbed ‘The Hound‘ the minimum diameter 2 stage rocket is boosted on a 98 mm COTS motor followed by a 75 mm COTS sustainer motor. The team has designed the rocket to reach 100 km, therefore breaking all records and hence the launch from Black Rock.
The launch is expected to occur on the weekend of 21st September 2018.